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Staying Current & Keeping it Classic: A New Approach To Lemonade With Torani Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix

Monday June 26, 2017 by Angela Wang, Foodservice Marketing Manager @ Torani

Frozen Roy G. Biv LemonadeIs there a summertime drink more refreshing than an ice-cold lemonade?

How about a Peach Ginger flavored lemonade? Or maybe a Watermelon Rosemary flavored lemonade? Or what about the Frozen Roy G. Biv Lemonade pictured here?

While the classic lemonade drink continues to be a summertime menu staple, trendy flavored lemonades have been popping up on menus, increasing purchase occasions from seasonal to year-round.

Of course, it helps to be riding the wave of 2016’s biggest pop culture phenomenon, Beyoncé’s album Lemonade. After the album’s release, Uncle Matt’s Organic, the country’s oldest organic juice company, saw their lemonade sales increase 20%.

No company is showcasing the versatility of this classic drink better than Lemonade, a fast-casual restaurant chain serving seasonal, fresh California cuisine. With 28 locations around LA & the Bay Area, their cafeteria-style menu features innovative flavored lemonades like Strawberry Rhubarb, Cucumber Mint, and customer favorite Blood Orange.

Zesty Strawberry Lemonade Craft SodaOur new Torani Lemonade Real Fruit Smoothie Mix delivers a perfectly balanced flavor experience of sweet & tart. Made with real lemon juice not from concentrate, our smoothie mix captures the taste of fresh, bright lemonade using no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. While developed to blend with ice for a delicious frozen lemonade, its product versatility lends itself to uses in many other applications:

• Mix with purified water for an iced lemonade
• Mix with sparkling water or club soda for a handcrafted soda
• Incorporate with different flavored iced teas for a twist on Arnold Palmer
• Combine with iced coffee to create a ‘Laura Palmer’: a 2:1 ratio of iced coffee and lemonade     complimenting the coffee’s citrus notes

Strawberry Lemonade SmoothiesThen the fun part: taking an application and building on it to create a unique, premium beverage...

As already mentioned, adding flavoring syrups is the most straightforward way to upgrade a plain lemonade. While there is nothing wrong with the proven classics like Strawberry, Raspberry, and Peach, fun combinations like Guava Lime and Passionfruit Mango will stand out on a generic lemonade menu.

Layering frozen lemonades with different flavors or between drizzles of syrup is a great way to represent school colors, mark a special occasion, or support a cause.

If possible, incorporating fresh ingredients can really elevate the lemonade experience. Muddled fruit like strawberries and mango and fresh herbs like mint and basil are welcome additions to add visual and aromatic appeal. (Try the Zesty Strawberry Lemonade Craft Soda pictured above.) You can even push the envelope by adding edible florals like hibiscus and violet.

Lemonade’s quintessential sweet & tart flavor profile truly makes it the perfect base for featuring in different applications and for incorporating unique flavors and ingredients. There are endless possibilities to creating a one-of-a-kind lemonade your customers are sure to love.

Learn More: Torani Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix Sell Sheet & Nutritional Information

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Torani Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix
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Made with real fresh lemons, not concentrate, this balanced blend delivers the sweet, tart taste of lemonade. No Artificial Flavors or Colors | No Ad...

64 oz. Bottle(s) - $17.50